On a foggy winter morning in Midway, Bill Eberlein dons a thick neoprene wetsuit and an oxygen tank and slips into one of the murky waterways that snakes around Colonels Island.
With less than three weeks left in the holiday shopping season, it's time to make the gift list and check it twice.
Nine local homes and buildings will deck their halls and open their doors from 1-5 p.m. Sunday as part of the Richmond Hill 2011 Holiday Tour of Homes.
1. What do you feel is your greatest achievement?
More than 200 people attended the inaugural Taste of Richmond Hill Business After Hours Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center.
With the approach of "the holidays," I am planning my annual cooking and entertaining frenzy. Now, I love to cook but I was not prepared for the level of confusion I experienced in the kitchen and grocery stores when we first moved here.
Jenna Gerner is an 8-year-old girl who loves the color pink, tolerates math class and aspires to be an actress. She leads a perfectly ordinary life, with two extraordinary exceptions:
Megan Gillespie, Willow Salon co-owner and stylist, answers this week's questionnaire:
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill honored Veterans Day at its weekly meeting Thursday in the Richmond Hill City Center by hosting guest speaker and veteran Keith Stansell.
Richmond Hill United Methodist Church is gearing up for its legendary Bar-B-Q, Bazaar and Silent Auction set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at the church, 9050 Ford Ave.
Daniel Gonzales' military career began New Year's Eve 1947. He was returning home after quitting his job at an automobile dealership in Denver, Colo., when a poster in a window caught his eye.
Bill Helms, commander of American Legion Post 27, faces this week's questions:
Nov. 10: Reading to Nero – Join Nero and his fellow canine companions, Mako and Scout from 4-5 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Public Library. The trained and certified therapy dogs help children further their reading skills and build confidence. Call 756-3580 for more details.
Alex Jordan Kohler earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Oct. 23.
Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Victor D. Young and several crew members aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dallas recently returned from a narcotics patrol in the western Caribbean.
Four local men are coming together in harmony. A four-part harmony to be exact.
Today's subject is John Bennett, bass singer in the Ossabaw Sound Quartet.
Dec. 19-20: Movie Night Under the Stars - The Ice Cream Stop in Richmond Hill invites the community to a free family fun night of movie watching under the stars. Friday evening's showing will be a PG-rated movie, and Saturday night's movie will be rated G. The movies will begin at dusk. Guests are asked to bring a lawn chair. Visit The Ice Cream Stop's Facebook page for more information.
Richmond Hill resident Matthew Freeman was accepted into the United States Naval Academy, and went on to become a Marine pilot. He was the third generation of Freemans to wear Navy wings.
Q: How long have you lived in Richmond Hill?
Dec. 12: Oyster Roast - The Richmond Hill Historical Society will host its annual fundraising gala benefiting the Richmond Hill History Museum from 6-9 p.m. at the Oyster House at The Ford Plantation. This year's gala, an oyster roast, will feature a new documentary, The Hidden History of Richmond Hill. Actors portraying historical figures will be joining guests for a chat and photo opportunities. Special guest speakers and a musical duo will be at the event. Cost is $125 and tickets are limited. For more information, visit www.richmondhillhistoricalsociety.com or call 660-4113.
When the temperatures start to get chilly, it means it's time to eat chili. This year will be the 13th year the City of Richmond Hill has invited the community to J.F. Gregory Park to eat all the chili it can. The Richmond Hill Chili Cook-Off will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.
Q: Where are you from?
Dec. 5-6: Movie Night Under the Stars - The Ice Cream Stop in Richmond Hill invites the community to a free family fun night of movie watching under the stars. Friday evening's showing will be a PG-rated movie, and Saturday night's movie will be rated G. The movies will begin at dusk. Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs. Visit the The Ice Cream Stop's Facebook page for more information.
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